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Better sized surf for the second half of the week

Better sized surf for the second half of the week

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview A mix of medium-period W-WNW (275-295) energy arrives Tuesday/Wednesday and will be joined on Thursday by longer period WNW-NW (295-310).  The swell mix will peak Thursday/Friday before tapering off some over the weekend.  Looking further out we could see a solid WNW (280-300) arriving early next week.  Also just a [...]

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Thursday’s storm looking larger than previously expected

Thursday’s storm looking larger than previously expected

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview I’ve got updates for you this evening on the incoming WNW-NW (290-310) that should be arriving tonight, and building to a peak Wednesday night.  Then Thursday and Friday we’re expecting a fairly strong storm to swing through the region, kicking up a large fetch just off Point Conception, and then [...]

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Solid WNW-NW swells arrive for Wednesday

Solid WNW-NW swells arrive for Wednesday

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Smaller surf to start off the week as wind swell eases and small southern hemi lingers in the background.  The next mix of WNW-NW (290-310) is expected to start showing up late Tuesday.  Wednesday night into Thursday we’re expecting stormier weather to bring in a mix of wind swell that [...]

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First actual NW swells arrive just in time for the long weekend

First actual NW swells arrive just in time for the long weekend

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Smaller surf through continues through the end of the work week (assuming Wednesday is your last day of work).  Then per what I’d like to say is usual, we’ve got an uptick in short to medium period WNW-NW (300+).  Swell will slowly build Thanksgiving Day.  It’s a little steep, but [...]

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Playful S swells due this weekend and early next week

Playful S swells due this weekend and early next week

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Smaller surf through the end of the work week before a couple overlapping southern hemi swells fill in.  The small and playful S (175-185) swells will bring at least surfable size through the weekend and first half of next week.  During that time we’re expecting a couple Santa Ana events [...]

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Combo swell eases through the week, with more next weekend

Combo swell eases through the week, with more next weekend

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Santa Ana’s are expected to pick up adn continue through Thursday, that’s going to mean warm weather through the remainder of the week.  Surfwise we’re going to see the current combo swell ease through the end of the work week.  Small background energy expected through the first half of the [...]

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playful surf with good conditions through the week

playful surf with good conditions through the week

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Monday’s offshore event is supposed to settle a bit through the remainder of the week, but we’re still expecting offshores and warm weather to continue, followed by another Santa Ana event possibly over the weekend.  Swellwise, the small blend of SSW-SW (200-215) is going to continue through the reminder of [...]

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Sergio makes a miraculous return and brings solid surf again

Sergio makes a miraculous return and brings solid surf again

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview The big news this week is going to be round two of Sergio.  The storm has flipped around and is headed back NE towards Baja, which is great news for Socal.  Surf should hold through Wednesday and then pick up and peak Thursday and Friday as the swell swings more [...]

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Hurricane Sergio swell is due for the weekend

Hurricane Sergio swell is due for the weekend

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Rosa swell continues to back off as some smaller southern hemi background energy and a little WNW helps keep playful surf in the water through the end of the work week.  Friday we’re expecting new tropical swell to arrive from Hurricane Sergio, followed by a mix of WNW-NW including some [...]

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Fun surf leads into the weekend when we could see big tropical swell

Fun surf leads into the weekend when we could see big tropical swell

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview We’ve got an interesting week ahead of us, with fun southern hemi swell in the water or the next couple of days, and then this weekend tropical swell from Hurricane Rosa starts to arrive, and its looking like this one is going to be pretty solid, possibly big as the [...]

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